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Wicomico County Council to Look at Final Speed Camera Audit

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SALISBURY, Md.- Speed cameras: love them or hate them. However, they are not disappearing anytime soon in Wicomico County.

On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council will get to decide whether it will accept the final report of how useful those cameras have been.

Those mobile cameras are installed in red SUV's that are parked in various school zones at different times and days.

"It has proven that there's modifications in behavior which was the intent," said County Councilwoman Sheree Sample-Hughes.

Sample-Hughes said that she voted in favor of having those mobile cameras.

"When you have a speed camera to take on the quote, unquote not a real police officer available, then that helps address the issue too," she said, "because we cannot always unfortunately have enough personnel on the ground."

County Councilman Bob Culver said that he never liked the idea of even having such speed cameras in the first place.

"I will fight that as far as I can," Culver said.

He said that even though the idea is to protect the public especially children around school zones, he doesn't like the way the money made from the cameras is being spent. 

Culver said that this year the speed cameras generated nearly $49,000 in revenue.

"Of that $49,000 it was used partially for computers for the sheriff's office, partly for a K-9 unit and the other for uniforms," he said. "So to me that's a far stretch from public safety."

Yusheka Holbrook, of Salisbury, who is also a mother, said that the more mobile cameras-especially in school zones- the better.

"I trust them" she said. "I think they are very accurate and it's for our best interest.Our children are what is most important to us."

Jon Farrow, also of Salisbury, said that he does not really see a point in the county putting the cameras anywhere.

"They are more to make a profit than they are to actually deter drivers from speeding and breaking the law," Farrow said. 

Sheriff Mike Lewis told WBOC that right now there are only two mobile cameras in place, but a third one was also recently approved.

If the council decides to approve the final report of the use of the cameras, then more cameras could be added in county in the future. 
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